There are media reports that Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola is angry with his defender Vincent Kompany after the latter has picked up yet another injury.
The defender who has only just recently returned from injury has been injured again while on international duty, and the former Barcelona manager appears to be frustrated with the defender.
Pep Guardiola is furious that the player played the whole match and will not be missing the Champions League game. He believes that the player should have played only a part of the game and insisted on being substituted.
It increasingly appears that Vincent Kompany will be sold in the next transfer window with Tony Alderweireld his replacement. The latter has apparently asked for a substantial wage increase from Tottenham Hotspurs and should be open to a move to Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola is aware that his defence requires strengthening and has invested massively in new players during the transfer window. But he was counting on Vincent Kompany to be the foundation of his new defence, but unfortunately, the player has spent more time on the bench recently due to injuries. Continue reading Kompany might be sold
Zlatan Ibrahimovic once said it was like a group of school kids taking summer lessons from an old headmaster when queried on what the atmosphere of working with current City Coach Pep Guardiola was like.
Despite overseeing perhaps the most dominant era exhibited by a particular club in recent times, Guardiola never found it easy working with ego-massage-needing players. From falling out with Ronaldinho and then subsequently almost every big name that later joined the side reportedly against the better judgment of the Catalan-born coach.
At Manchester City, given the recruitment policy that makes them appear in the full image of the money bag they are, chances of the Spaniard clashing with alter-egos was inevitable.
Although Yaya Toure, who he reportedly never liked while at Barcelona, seemed to have reignited the silent hostility of few years ago, later appearances of the Ivorian in most of The Citizens’ starting line-up seems suggests they patched things up. Continue reading GUARDIOLA DON’T WORK WITH PEOPLE LIKE NASRI
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has backed the club to return to the top after an underwhelming season. City were expected to perform better particularly with the employment of Pep Guardiola last summer.
Whilst Man City are poised to make the top four in the league this term, losses in the FA Cup, EFL Cup, and Champions League have thrown them open to criticisms. Kompany says the team is still adjusting to Guardiola’s approach.
Gabriel Jesus returned from his unfortunate injury to help the Citizens get a 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough on Sunday. They remain a point above Manchester United who are in fifth place as the Red Devils also played a draw with Swansea.
“You can’t compare Barcelona and Bayern Munich to Manchester City. Guardiola has come to City with a very unique style. And he wants to continue that philosophy. We had to work to adapt to his style. I don’t want to sugarcoat it but I think next season we’ll see if his approach was the right one,” Kompany said. Continue reading KOMPANY: CITY TAKING ITS TIME TO ADJUST
The last time that Vincent Kompany played a competitive match for Manchester City was back on January 28 of 2017 as the Belgian defender appeared from the start of City’s FA Cup game against Crystal Palace.
The exprienced defender has failed to make any competitive appearance for Manchester City as Kompany is struggling to get fit after picking up an injury.
It was initially expected that Vincent Kompany would be fully recovered and able to get back into the pitch by March 1 just in time for Manchester City’s FA Cup game against Huddersfield Town but the Belgian player continues having problems and he is still on the sidelines.
Manchester City claimed a 5-1 triumph over Huddersfield Town and advanced into the quarter-finals. This FA Cup is not a very significant match for Pep Guardiola and his squad as they are attempting to snatch the Premier League title away from Chelsea as well as also having to focus on their upcoming Champions League encounter against As.Monaco which will be taking place on March 15 and their 1st leg resulted in a 3-5 triumph in favor of the Premier League. Continue reading Vincent Kompany continues struggling with injuries
Manchester City stalwart Vincent Kompany has found his position under threat ever since the club signed Pep Guardiola from Bayern Munichin the summer.
However, in a recent interview, the new Manchester City boss insisted that Kompany still has a role to play in the team and would return to when he is fully fit.
In recent weeks, a series of poor defending has seen the club conceded a number of goals with the latest coming from a 4-2 thrashing at Leicester. Many pundits are beginning to question why Guardiola has left Kompany on the bench even when it is obvious his current back three are not doing so well defensively.
It would be recalled that company last featured for the team in the match against Crystal Palace, but was unfortunately substituted due to the injury he sustained in the game. Since then, Kompany has not played any game due to struggles with fitness. Continue reading KOMPANY STILL PART OF MY PLANS – GURDIOLA
The boss man at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has said that replacing Vincent Kompany at halftime in the game against Manchester United came on the heels of the player’s request that he should be changed.
The game saw Manchester City defeated by Manchester United by a goal to nil. Kompany had complained that he was tired which had led to his change in the match.
The 30 year old defender had made his second start this season in this match after coming off from a groin strain sometime in September.
“He told us he is tired and was not ready to play the second half. The important thing is he is not injured – that is a good step.” Guardiola said.
Recent seasons have seen Kompany struggle with shin and calf injuries but the captain of Guardiola’s side has promised to be entirely honest with the medical staff in respect to any injuries he sustains. Continue reading GUARDIOLA: VINCENT KOMPANY ASKED TO BE REPLACED
When the announcement of Pep Guardiola was made, many thought there would be an immediate sweep of players from the Etihad Stadium.
However, the Spanish coach has taken his time to study the team before making his decisions.
Joe Hart is likely going to be heading out of the club, after losing his number one status as goal keeper to another. City completed the signing of former Barcelona player Claudio Bravo as replacement for Hart. With the England international getting what seems like a farewell when he featured in the Champions League play-off, he may as well have played his last. The club is reported to be willing to play as much as three-quarter of his salary to help any club interested in accepting him on a loan deal. Willy Caballero would play second fiddle to Bravo, forcing Hart to look elsewhere for regular action.
Several clubs have been linked with the player, with Sunderland being among the interested parties since losing Vito Mannone to long term injury. Hart’s wages is £120,000 per week, so City are willing to help out any side that want him as the transfer deadline is running to a close in a matter of days.
Continue reading VINCENT KOMPANY’S SPOT SAFE IN CITY’S SQUAD
Many players who stop being active on the field often like to stay behind the curtains even after their professional career comes to an end.
Vincent Kompany is one such player. He was skipper of Man City. Such an illustrious title and achievement definitely cannot have him withdrawing from the scenes completely. Predictably, he is now working with the media for covering Euro 2016 as he recovers from a leg injury. He is also building on his fitness levels at the same time. If you think that the summer job he has taken at Euro 2016 is simply a leisure activity for him, you would be wrong. He has been a skipper and hence, one would expect him to stay active even if he is off the field. He did not lead Belgium this time, but he is definitely working on his fitness problem
. Having suffered a thigh injury he might miss out the beginning of the upcoming Premier League season. However, his boss will be pleased to see that the dedicated skipper is taking his fitness seriously and doing what he can to speed up his recovery. He wishes to be part of the new season as soon as he can and that has kept him on an exercise bike as well as working with weights which would help him get back to fighting fitness. He is updating his fitness regime regularly on his Instagram account. Continue reading Vincent Kompany Keeps Up His Fitness Levels
Vincent Kompany, who is currently sidelined with an injury sustained in the match against Real Madrid, will not be offered any role by Belgium.
There was news that the Belgium captain might be accompanying the team in a non-playing role for the Euros, but the Belgium coach has denied these rumors. Indeed, Marc Wilmots has stated that Kompany will not be offered any position at the Euros
and that it is important that the player rests properly so as to be able to recover for next season.
This will be a relief for the Manchester City medical staffs who were clearly against the idea that Vincent Kompany goes to the Euros even in a non-playing role. The recent injury was indeed the fifth one sustained by Kompany this season and City would be more than happy that Belgium did not offer any role to their player.
Marc Wilmots admitted that it was a blow for the team to lose a player of his quality and that they will need to cope with his absence. He added that Vincent Kompany is not only a talented player on the pitch, but he is also a leader for the team. However, he stated that there is no special role for him at the Euros and that he will be better off resting and preparing himself for the next season. Continue reading Vincent Kompany will not be offered any role at the Euros
Leicester City have been impressive this season. The Foxes currently sit atop the EPL league with 69 points from 32 games. The impressive sides have lost just three matches in the Premier League this season. With six games to go, there’s no stopping this highly confident team.
Some analysts have said the team would have it difficult with Sunderland and West Ham in upcoming fixtures this weekend and next week respectively. They say the team would drop points and this would set Tottenham up for an all-round impressive outing this season. However, it should be noted that The Foxes have a seven-point lead over the Spurs.
A consistently counter attacking team like Leicester City with talented players such as Algerian Riyad Mahrez, prolific goal scorer, Jamie Vardy and Andrej Kramaric would definitely not let three games slip, especially when the EPL title is in sight. The seven point-lead gives them a three game advantage over Spurs, with the remaining six games being encounters against Sunderland this weekend, West Ham next week, 15th placed Swansea, The Red Devils, 12th placed Everton and struggling EPL champions, Chelsea. All the foxes need do is secure three wins and change their league history forever.
On the other hand, Tottenham will battle Manchester United this weekend. Quite notable is that The Red Devils are trying hard to make the UEFA Champions League qualification, being just a point behind fourth-placed Manchester City. The Spurs would also face Stoke, West Brom, Chelsea, Southampton and Newcastle. Continue reading LEICHESTER CITY WON THE PREMIER LEAGUE YET?